Up to 70 percent of Native American students drop out of high school and only 13 percent of Native students earn college degrees.
American Indian Education Fund, a program of PWNA, offers scholarships and grants, emergency funding and college readiness camps, as well as literacy and school supplies to help end the cycle of poverty.
Education is one of the most important cornerstones of self-sufficiency and quality of life. It is also a crucial factor in addressing the long-term challenges on the reservations we serve.
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Hello, my name is Dearlynn, and I am of the Navajo tribe. I am of the Edge Water clan, born for the Folded Arms clan. My maternal grandfather is Tangled People clan…
Justine was excited to open her bag of school supplies. Her mother, Mert, knew that school registration was just around the corner.
Typically, only about 20% of Native Americans who start college complete their first year, because of the tremendous culture shock, academic challenges, and financial strain. That’s why we offer much more than just funding.
All of this adds up to outstanding success for our scholars.Learn More About Scholarships
The mission of our Scholarship service is to give more Native students the resources and encouragement they need to learn and succeed. By harnessing the power of knowledge, these future leaders can bring about positive changes in their own lives and communities.
To help college-bound Native Americans, we provide a free PDF guide: Tools for Success — A Guide for High School Seniors, Families, Counselors and others.Download "Tools for Success"